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Meeting Minutes

Local Human Rights Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1:00 PM

502 Old Lynchburg Rd


LHRC Board Members in attendance:

John Shepherd

Cali Gaston

Tina Robertson


Advocates in attendance:

Chuck Collins, Regional Human Rights Advocate

Mark Seymour, Regional Human Rights Advocate


Affiliates in attendance:

Ann Mays, Region Ten CSB

Savannah Thompson, Lutheran Family Services of Va.

Leonard, Lutheran Family Services of Va.

John Santowski, ARC of the Piedmont

Pam Golas, Wall Residences

Claudia Hildebrand, Little Keswick School

Rondalyn Palmer, Fair Winds

Leela Lipscombe, Counseling Alliance of Virginia

Kristen Ault, New Y-CAPP

Matthew Osborne, VIA

Tyrone Hilton, Envision Solutions

Dianne Proctor, Creative Family Solutions

Alison Salanova, Worksource Enterprises

Amy Banner, Blue Ridge First Step

Debra Knighton, Thrive

Mindi Perry, ARS Pantops

Darian Hall, Family Preservation Services

Lindsay Jackson, Wall Residences

Sebastian Symeonides, VABODE



Items covered during the meeting:

  • Meeting called to order at 1:00 p.m.
  • Everyone in the room introduced him/herself for the record.
  • Minutes for October meeting were approved.


  • Human Rights Advocates Report-  

- Chuck Collins -

- Commented on the new hospital and that the “kinks” are still being worked out.  Recently a consumer who transitioned passed away. In the new hospital movements are caught on video tape and staff and HR Advocate could see that the staff assisting the consumer followed all of the appropriate protocols. 

- Will be doing a Human Rights training at START.

-  Deeds Family incident – request was made to invite Buzz Barnett, Region Ten Emergency Services Director to the next meeting to discuss changes following the Deeds crisis.

Mark Seymour -

-Mark shared his new telephone number (540)569-3193.

- If you are performing “Pat downs” you need to have a written policy.  Also, all “pat downs” should be performed by using the back of the hands.


      Comments from Affiliates- No comments


  • Annual Reports from Affiliated Providers – Annual Reports from Blue Ridge First Step, ARS Pantops Clinic, ARC of the Piedmont, Creative Family Solutions, VABODE, Family Preservation, Fair Winds, Lutheran Family Services and Wall Residences. 
  • Quarterly Reports – The following reports were not received, Blue Ridge First Step, ARS Pantops Clinic, START and Thrive.



  • Discussion occurred regarding provider participation of annual dues.
  • Creed Leffler (Board Member) has moved, so we are in need of two new members.  Currently we have two vacant positions to be filled by a consumer.
  • Wall Residences – Request for renewal of protective restraints was approved.   
  • New Y-CAPP – Notification to add new TDT location at Fluvanna County High School was given.


The LHRC Meeting was adjourned.


The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014


We would like to thank everyone that attended this meeting and those who presented during the meeting. Please remember that everyone is invited to attend each LHRC Meeting held.